SO MUCH Stuff in February…Concerts, dances, Music Galore!
How’s the polar vortex treating you all! Well, AlgomaTrad and The O’Schraves are entering a month long musical vortex and you are invited to swirl along!
Saturday, February 8 – AlgomaTrad at Bon Soo. Second Annual Family Contra/Square Dance, 1pm-3pm, Bushplane Museum, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Admission at the door: Adults $10 – Youth $5 – under 5 free. No experience necessary, featuring music by your local rockin’ trad dance band, The O’Schraves, and Caller Extraordinaire Dancin’ Dan Gorno! We had a mighty great time last year at this amazing venue surrounded by cool planes. C’mon out, Mr. Bon Soo himself was a dancin’ fool at this event last year as you can see…here he is with his partner Áine and hey, there’s a couple more AlgomaTradders in the background, Vanessa and Kathleen!. Lots of events happening at BON SOO this year, check it out at http://www.bonsoo.on.ca/
Saturday, February 15 – Celtic Classics w/ The O’Schraves and The Sault Symphony Orchestra. Central United Church, 8PM. WOW! Now this is going to be cool – Lots of fun music being planned for this including a Pierre Schryer orchestral arrangement, and an Andre Gagnon concerto composed for the great Canadian fiddler Jean Carignan and originally performed by Carignan and Yehudi Menuhin for Menuhin’s Music of Man television series. Tickets $36, $15 for students and Youth. Tickets for Celtic Classics can be picked up at the Sault Symphony Office at 121 Brock Street, the Community Theatre Box Office in the Station Mall, or by visiting here.
Here are some other upcoming concerts we are helping to promote because these performers are world-class musicians and they are playing in our backyard!!!!
Friday, February 7 – J.P. Cormier – 12 East Coast Music Awards, Juno nominee – In Concert, Friday, February 7, 8pm, doors open at 7:30pm. Richards Landing Old Town Hall. Tickets: $20 advance, $25@door. Info/tix: 246 2625, 257 9395. Sponsored by St. Joseph Township and AlgomaTrad. If you are anywhere near St. Jos Island on this date you don’t want to miss this legendary musician and performer…he is an amazing instrumentalist on guitar, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin and an award-winning songwriter. He has it all, folks, we are serious! Check him out at www.jp-cormier.com.
Thursday, February 20. Irish Super Group “LUNASA” – In Concert – Lake Superior State University Arts Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 8pm. Lunasa (www.lunasa.ie) has been a major force on the Irish Traditional Music scene for 17 years…and they’re buddies of Pat and Julie and their music has been a major influence on Benoit, Zach and Áine. Great musicianship and exciting arrangements, they’ve traveled the world with their music and now here they are! NOT TO BE MISSED, and this is not expensive! Reserved seats are $18; Seniors $15; Students $8. Tickets online here or call (906) 635-2602. Sponsored by the Duncan MacLaren Fund and the LSSU Cultural Affairs Fund.